Stimulus Check Updates

Dayana Sabatin
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Even though stimulus checks have been all the talk as of recently, the checks are still not in the mail for many people. Lawmakers are continuously proposing new plans to help Americans cope with inflation, but none of their plans are working thus far.

Many states aren't even waiting for a consensus from Washington, D.C., and instead taking matters into their own hands and sending payments to those who need them most.

Some Democratic lawmakers have made a proposal to give taxpayers who qualify $100 per month, and in June, Biden called for a three-month gas tax holiday and that would remove an 18-cent surcharge the federal government had placed on a gallon of gasoline.

According to CNN, it's implausible that a gas-tax holiday would make it through Congress.

However, there are a few states that have taken the lead on stimulus checks, and here they are:

California: The biggest state stimulus news is coming out of California because governor Gavin Newsom approved a plan to distribute payments of up to $1,050 for millions of Golden State residents.

Hawaii: Officials in Hawaii have given the green light for payments of $300 to residents with incomes up to $100,000 as well as their dependents. Hawaiians with incomes of $100,000 or more will also receive around $100. Payments will given out in late August.

Colorado: Residents had been expecting payments of $400 or $800, depending on their filing status; but fortunately, due to higher state revenues, they'll most likely be getting more. In June, officials announced individual filers are going to receive $750, and joint filers will receive $1,500. Payments will be going out in late August.

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